Enrique Ramirez

Enrique Ramirez produces media and photography-based work that explores the interrelationship between landscape and “subjective imaginary.” Born in Santiago, Chile, during dictator Augusto Pinochet’s violent rule, Ramirez’s highly politicized practice questions notions of exile, displacement, loss of memory and a changing sense of place. Growing up with a sail-maker father, his process often returns to the sea as a backdrop for his investigations of geo-politics. Open spaces and vast landscapes prevalent in his seductive films and installations serve as breathing room for contemplation and imagination. A sense of longing and nostalgia often haunts his works as Ramirez engages both personal recollections and gathered stories of loss and deracination. He has exhibited his work at international venues such as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Loop Fair, Spain; and Museo Amparo, Mexico. He received his BA in Film Studies from Instituto de Artes y Communicacion ARCOS, Chile and a Master in Contemporary Art from the Studio National des Arts Contemporains in France.